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    I have a new one coming in... Someone told someone...that I care for squirrels.

    The gentleman states he has had the squirrel for 4 days, feeding it sunflowers and chess nuts. Now, squirrel doesn't seen healthy and want me to take it.

    Immediate steps for me: warmth, fluids

    Should I dose with calcium?

    Addendum: Little one here. EXTREMELY dehydrated. Starting Lactated ringers and warm. Weight: 70gr Aprox: 4-5 weeks

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    I'd rehydrate rehydrate rehydrate then slowly introduce formula.

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    Taking warm fluids well. Plan is to continue these for quite a while with warmth. Already improving.

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    No calcium.

    Yes, warm the baby and then give hydration fluid. You can do the pinch test to check for dehydration. Pinch the skin on the shoulders. If the skin 'tents' the baby is dehydrated. I would hydrate for several hours and then start giving diluted formula. You can try 3:1 but I have found that they usually don't like diluted formula. If he won't take it, try full strength formula. You can continue to hydrate between feeding. This baby needs nutrition as well as fluids.

    I would also listen to the chest for clicking. Finders often use an eye dropper and will invariable aspirate them.

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    Default Re: Advice Needed Today Please!

    Here are 2 excellent threads --you need to read---NOW.
    One is the rehydrating solution preferred...and the second ( equally important) is how to give that fluid--without aspirating the baby.--which can result in pneumonia.


    Rehydrating a baby squirrel

    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...ing-a-squirrel


    Feeding Technique


    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...DING-TECHNIQUE!!




    GOOD LUCK--and ASK---ASK---ASK---............
    all questions are good questions..
    We are here for you and for your YOUNG "dependent"

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    Didn't know the Electrolyte - protein issue. Good to read and understand for this little one. Thank you very much!

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    [QUOTE=HRT4SQRLS;1188564]No calcium.


    Thanks, needed to know!

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    Awww, thanks for taking on another little one. You rock!

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    Doing okay. Tried to climb on my hand. Low energy, but taking fluids very well. Praying for a good night. She went to sleep wrapped in a fleece slipper.

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    A good night for the little one, still weak, but taking diluted formula during the night and this morning. Improved since yesterdays limp body arrived!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mennome View Post
    A good night for the little one, still weak, but taking diluted formula during the night and this morning. Improved since yesterdays limp body arrived!

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    Keep up the good work. Your update sounds promising. Post a photo (preferable in a fleece slipper) when you get a chance.

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    Not the fleece slipper, but still a cutie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mennome View Post
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    Not the fleece slipper, but still a cutie!

    You got that right!

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    Awww. So cute, even without the slipper.

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    The fleece slipper as requested!!!!!

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    That's cute overload now!

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    Gaaaaaaaa! Oh my gosh, she is so sweet I can feel my teeth rotting!

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    I love the 'one eye open and one eye shut' too! What a cutie X

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    You'd be surprised what those slipper have raised over the years! And the one eye....well, it is getting better with warm chamomile compresses today. Opened most of the day now. She is improving....getting some strength. Still skin and bones..... But I've only had her now 2 days.

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